Well,  in case you’ve never noticed, MOM spells WOW upside down. Thank you to Sara A for pointing out this fun fact for us. Celebrating Mothers and Fathers is always a pleasure at CGS. The teachers know how important these relationships are for the children and make sure to mark the occasion with lots of…

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A big thank you to storyteller Selina Eisenberg for joining us on Wednesday, all the way from her kitchen in Montreal. She was with us to mark Canadian Children’s Book Week. It was wonderful to listen and watch as she brought her stories to life with her voice and amazing, animated expressions. She used puppets…

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That was the best show EVER! ~ M, Grade 1 student Thank you to our thoughtful CGS PA for bringing Magnus Theatre’s production of Lig & Bittle to the children on Tuesday. The show came all the way from Thunder Bay. The story chronicled the adventures of Lig & Bittle as they made their way…

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The Grade 1’s had a very special visitor last week, in good time to start thinking about Mother’s Day. New mama Lisa stopped by!  The children prepared questions for Lisa in advance about what it’s like to be a mom. The children were so adorable and asked incredibly thoughtful questions. Everyone was very excited to…

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  Introducing the latest member of the CGS family ~ Mason David James Duerr. He is just gorgeous! Congratulations to Lisa and Bill from all of us here at CGS. Mum, Dad and Baby Mason are all doing very well. Mason was born on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 9:59pm. He was a little late…

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We are thrilled to report that the PA-sponsored Teacher Appreciation Dinner last Thursday was a great success! See below for some background on the event and how it came together this year. Typically, each spring, the PA provides a Staff Appreciation Breakfast. At our last meeting, there was a big discussion around this event and…

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We had a wonderful Character Education Assembly on Tuesday. Appreciation was the subject and the Grade 2/3’s had lots to share. The children talked about WHAT they appreciate and HOW to show it. If you appreciate pizza, have a Pizza Day! If you appreciate your country, be a good citizen and stand for the national…

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Talk about taking one for the team. It turns out that eggs aren’t that easy to break! A huge, eggy thank you to Aidan for being such a tremendous sport last Thursday. Our CGS Egg Smash Challenge raised $520 for Easter Seals Canada. Easter Seals has been working to support Canadians living with disabilities since…

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A heartfelt thank you to Early Start mums F and K for dropping by to teach the Early Starts all about Norwuz last Thursday. Both mums were born in Iran and it was so lovely to hear about their special family celebrations. We learned so much. Norwuz, or ‘New Day’, is New Year for the…

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We’re not used to celebrating St Partick’s Day at CGS, we’ve always been on March Break on the 17th, so Wednesday felt a little different. It was such a treat to see all the crazy green get-ups that the children and staff arrived in. There were light-up shamrock glasses, green sparkly ties and top hats,…

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